Dr. Travis Howard, DO

General Surgery •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Howard
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333 N Dobson Rd Ste 15 Chandler, AZ 85224

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Dr. Travis Howard, DO is a General Surgery Specialist in Chandler, AZ and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Howard has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery, Gastric Surgery, and Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities Banner Baywood Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Howard to book an appointment.


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      Dr. Howard removed a lipoma thing from behind my ear, and it was so painless. He explained everything he was going to do before he did it and eased my worries. I would definitely recommend him to any family or friends for any thing.
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      Gilbert, AZ – Oct 20, 2017
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      Dr. Howard is a gifted and brilliant surgeon. After two prior surgeries for the same problem, he performed surgery on me. I ha little to no pain, was up and walking the very same night, no pain meds needed . His explanations before and after surgery left me at ease and with no fears. It is rare to find such talent and yet personal skills these days and he sure fills both of these needs.. I would recommend anyone to see him needing surgery. Younger, gifted and well experienced. Thank you!!
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      Dr. Ron Bajuscak DMD in Mesa, AZ – Sep 21, 2017
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      The stress of a pending surgical procedure was eased by the professional office staff and Dr. Howards confident assurance of a successful hernia repair . Choosing to have the procedure done at the Surgery Center of Gilbert was a positive experience from the time I walked in to the time I walked out . Thank you Dr. Howard and your great staff for a JOB WELL DONE .
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      Jim McDevitt in Gilbert, AZ – Aug 01, 2017
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      I had two hernias in my abdomen, which he repaired. He went over everything with me and I felt comfortable with going ahead with my surgery. When I went for my surgery check up after the surgery he again went over everything he had done and answered my questions. Very satisfied and would go to him again if I needed to. Linda Reese
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      Linda Reese in Mesa, AZ – Jun 02, 2017
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      First time ever having surgery. He explained what he was going to do. How long it was going to take and the recovery time. Was very open and honest with me. Made me feel at ease going into surgery.
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      Lori Cayea in Chandler,AZ – May 24, 2017
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      I was referred to Dr. Travis Howard by Dr. Grossklaus, a highly respected urologist. I kept an open mind and was blown away by Dr Howard's knowledge, professionalism and bedside manner. My surgery and recovery for my double hernia was flawless. I highly recomend this doctor for hernia surgery and ive heard he also is highly sought after for other surgeries like GERD/acid reflux which im also in the process of pursuing. I've referred several people to him and you will not be let down, truly one o
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      C.B. in Gilbert, AZ – May 20, 2017
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      In January, 2017 Dr. Howard performed gallbladder removal and hiatal hernia repair surgery on me. This was the first time I had ever had any kind of surgery. In my first meeting Dr. Howard explained the surgery to me and then listened to my questions and he took the time to answer each one of them. My surgery went well. Dr. Howard is very respectful, compassionate and really cares for his patients. I will recommend him to my friends and family. Thank you, Dr. Howard and God Bless.
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      Cynthia Bealky in Chandler, AZ – Feb 22, 2017
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      I was referred to Dr Howard by a top Urologist (Dr. Grossklaus | Southwest Urologic Specialists P.C.) who is an instructor at Mayo Clinic and is highly sought after and respected by his peers. I went in with an open mind and was blown away by Dr Howards knowledge, professionalism and bed side manner, truly a scholar and a gentleman. My surgery (double hernia in groin area) was flawless and recovery has been amazing. I highy recommmend this surgeon and have to many friends already. Thanks Travis!
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      CAB in Gilbert, AZ – Dec 02, 2016
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      Horable Surgeon. I had him perform a inguinal bilateral hernia repair 1 year ago. He left me with chronic pain and testicle issues. One testicle is way up high and the other way way low. About 2 inches apart in length. I now have this deformation for life. I have had constant problems since the surgery last year. He said before surgery maybe less then 10% will have problems but nothing said about making my testicles deformed. Not to mention a surprise medical bill for a surgeon assistant. BAD Dr
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      He's a BAD Doctor, NOT Recommended in Mesa, AZ – Sep 29, 2016
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      He listened to me, viewed results and quickly came to a conclusion about the procedure/care I needed. Very impressed. Great surgery result.
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      Dr. Travis Howard, DO is a General Surgery Specialist in Chandler, AZ and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Howard has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery, Gastric Surgery, and Colorectal Surgery tha...Read more

      Specialties

      • General Surgery

      Education

      2006
      Tulsa Regional Medical Center
      Residency Hospital
      2002
      Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
      Internship Hospital
      2001
      Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
      Medical School
      1995
      Brigham Young University
      Undergraduate School

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      (480) 926-3353

      Dr. Howard accepts the following insurance:

      Aetna
      Aetna HMO
      Choice Plus POS II
      Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
      Anthem
      National (BlueCard) PPO
      Arizona Foundation
      Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
      Care1st Health Plan Arizona
      Health Net Access
      Mercy Care Plan
      Phoenix Health Plan
      Banner Health
      Blue Cross Blue Shield
      Blue Card PPO
      Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
      Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
      Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
      CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
      HealthyBlue 2.0
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      Cigna
      Cigna HMO
      Cigna POS
      Cigna PPO
      LocalPlus
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      First Health (Coventry Health Care)
      First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
      Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
      GEHA
      Health Net
      Humana
      Humana HMO
      Humana PPO
      MultiPlan
      MultiPlan PPO
      PHCS Network PPO
      One Health
      Private HealthCare Systems
      Tricare
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      Worker's Compensation
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      Practice Areas

      Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

      This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

      Typically treats 100% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Gallbladder Removal
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Howard performs Gallbladder Removal more than 100% of their peers

      Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

      Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Howard performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 100% of their peers

      Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

      Gastric Surgery

      Gastric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery that can help obese patients achieve significant weight loss by diverting food past the first section of the small intestine.Compare with other Gastric Surgery specialists.

      Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Howard performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 88% of their peers

      Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

      Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Howard performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 83% of their peers

      Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

      Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Howard performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 62% of their peers

      Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 62% of their peers

      Colorectal Surgery

      Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.Compare with other Colorectal Surgery specialists.

      Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Howard performs Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 86% of their peers

      Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

      Colectomy
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Howard performs Colectomy more than 55% of their peers

      Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 55% of their peers

      Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Howard performs Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 52% of their peers

      Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 52% of their peers

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      Dr. Howard's conditions and procedures:

      • Abscess
      • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Anal Fissure
      • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
      • Appendectomy, Open
      • Appendicitis
      • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
      • Benign Tumor
      • Bile Duct Cancer
      • Bone Marrow Biopsy
      • Breast Cancer
      • Breast Diseases
      • Breast Lump
      • Breast Surgical Procedure
      • Cancer
      • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
      • Cholelithiasis
      • Colectomy
      • Colon and Rectal Surgery
      • Colonic Diverticulosis
      • Colorectal Cancer
      • Constipation
      • Crohn's Disease
      • Cyst Incision and Drainage
      • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
      • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
      • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
      • Esophageal Fistula
      • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
      • Excision of Breast Tumor
      • Excision of Rectal Tumor
      • Excision of Skin Lesion
      • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
      • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
      • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
      • Gallbladder Removal
      • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
      • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
      • Gallstones
      • Gastrotomy
      • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Hernia
      • Hernia Repair
      • Hyperparathyroidism
      • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
      • Incisional Hernia
      • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Inguinal Hernia
      • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
      • Intestinal Abscess
      • Intestinal Obstruction
      • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
      • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
      • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
      • Laparotomy
      • Lipomas
      • Liver Cancer
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Mastectomy
      • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
      • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
      • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
      • Parathyroidectomy
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
      • Puncture Aspiration
      • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
      • Skin Grafts
      • Small Intestine Cancer
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Splenectomy
      • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
      • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
      • Stomach Cancer
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thyroid Cancer
      • Thyroid Lobectomy
      • Thyroidectomy
      • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Umbilical Hernia
      • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Vaginal Surgery
      • Varicose Veins
      • Ventral Hernia
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
      • Wound Repair

      Locations

      AZ Elite Surgeons

      Chandler Office333 N Dobson Rd Ste 15 Chandler, AZ 85224
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      AZ Elite Surgeons, LLC726 N Greenfield Rd Ste 105 Gilbert, AZ 85234
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      Banner Baywood Medical Center

      Mesa, AZ

      67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

      Gilbert, AZ

      74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)